Guess if you come from out of town to say things, they seem true?
Last year at the Pennsylvania Healthy and Active Communities Summit in Hershey, Columbia’s mayor presented a Power Point presentation entitled “ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION IN COLUMBIA BOROUGH.”
There are some curious anachronisms sprinkled throughout the presentation.
- The proposed River Park pavilion is far more elaborate that the simple structure that’s in place.
- There is a beautiful picture of the “trees” on Locust Street.
- The many iterations of the Turkey Hill Experience (from the selling stage when the promises of what can be are sold to the folks who provide grants to the current state).
- The “Market House” parking area which has recently been re-designated a non-market house parking area.
- Truly, “The Timeless Inn?” Yet here it is; it exists, in this presentation.
- The Mayor’s slide crowing 200,00o annual visitors to the Turkey Hill Experience doubles the recent Turkey Hill Experience press release that stated, “More than 100,000 people have visited the attraction since it opened at 301 Linden St., just south of Route 30.” (Apparently, it is better to exaggerate expectations when applying for grants.) OR … sing along with this Johnny Mercer classic, “You’ve got to accentuate the positive – Eliminate the negative – And latch on to the affirmative – Don’t mess with Mister In-Between – You’ve got to spread joy up to the maximum – Bring gloom down to the minimum – Have faith or pandemonium’s – Liable to walk upon the scene.”
- Oh, yeah … look at the contributions to the taxes that “will be” coming into the borough’s and the School District’s coffers … “someday my prince will come.”